Bob, sounds like you’re as crazzzy as I am for the 44 special.
This was a 28 turned into a 44 special with a 3 inch Douglass barrel back in 1974.
One sad point of your story,,, 1954 was the year I was born, and I am still an old FART
“Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.” – Thomas Jefferson.
Politician's are like diapers.
You need to change them often,,,,, for the same reason!